ab·scis·sa / abˈsisə/ • n. (pl. -scis·sae / -ˈsisē/ or -scis·sas ) Math. (in a system of coordinates) the x-coordinate, the distance from a point to the vertical or y-axis measured parallel to the horizontal or x-axis. Compare with ordinate.
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abscissa: see Cartesian coordinates.
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